Letter to my Sister: Online Film Talk with Habiba Djahnine
14.9.2020 | 13:00 | Online
Habiba Djahnine, born 1968 in Algeria, is a writer, essayist and filmmaker. After leaving to France she studied with Jean Rouch and worked in different film projects. In 2003 she became a co-founder of the Rencontres cinématographiques de Béjaïa in Kabylia and continued to lead a verity of initiatives and workshops for documentaries such as Béjaïa Doc. In 2011 she was one of the curators of the Arab Shorts program, initiated by the Goethe Institute to support young filmmakers from the Arab world. She was awarded the Prince Claus Award in 2012 for reviving Algerian cinema culture. With her 2006 documentary “Lettre à ma sœur” she processed the murder of her sister Nabila in 1995 during the Algerian Civil war. Habiba Djahnine continues to work around Algeria’s history, culture, as well as memory and trauma in her films and other work.